Act 625 of 2019 allows a retiring member who has been married at least 6 months (formerly one year) to elect a B-50 or B-75 benefit option with a spouse as a beneficiary.  It also allows a survivor benefit to be paid to a member's spouse of at least 6 months (formerly one year) in the event the member dies before retirement.

Arkansas public employees retirement system

Here you will find information based on your role in our system, whether you are an active member, near retirement, a retired member or an APERS particpating employer.